than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.
and will share the inheritance of the master’s children.
but the Lord tests the heart.
liars pay close attention to slander.
those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.
parents* are the pride of their children.
even less are lies fitting for a ruler.
whoever gives one will prosper!
but dwelling on it separates close friends.
than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool.
but they will be severely punished.
than to confront a fool caught in foolishness.
evil will never leave your house.
so stop before a dispute breaks out.
both are detestable to the Lord.
since he has no heart for learning.
and a brother is born to help in time of need.
or put up security for a friend.
anyone who trusts in high walls invites disaster.
the lying tongue tumbles into trouble.
there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
to pervert the course of justice.
but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
25 Foolish children* bring grief to their father
and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.
or to flog leaders for being honest.
a person with understanding is even-tempered.
with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.